ONCE UPON A RADICAL TIME IN 1985…
Five craftsmen and women agreed that the Colorado identity should live on through authentic woodcraft, as so many of the world’s beautiful places have since antiquity. They created a deliberate and uniquely effective client-to-craftsperson process that still defines our furniture, and today the mighty nine of us are proud to make up one of Boulder’s oldest local businesses.
1. rocky mountain heart, to foster the wellbeing of our ONE earth above all other functions
2. east coast technique, to find timelessness through respect and deference to the innate qualities of a natural material
3. Boulder sensibility, to create ineffably simple environments for a whole, unique being
4. Childlike enthusiasm, to hallmark every piece with the signature of what really matters in life
THE BIG GUY + THE BLONDE
With generations of woodworkers in the family, both of us pursued mixed-discipline specialties (Lee at Naropa and Hannah at the University of Toronto) to better understand the complexity of this world beyond form-to-function. We look at a tree and can’t help but see through time: past, present, and future. We’re told these brain patterns make for an ineffably authentic experience in practice at the BFA studio and workshop. Today we’re loving life together and with our pup, Daisy, and we’re so grateful. Like you, we’re thirsty for it in an industry of mass production and throwaway quality, and it’s why our clients become our friends: your new furniture will be among the few antiques from our time.
It is our mission to spark satisfaction – to create beautiful, utilitarian furniture by heeding nature’s signals, leading to the restoration of a more sustainable world. In a deliberate and personal process, we seek to define new balance in the meaningful object.
NATURAL FURNITURE for a SUSTAINABLE WORLD
Natural materials don’t guarantee quality workmanship – material, quality and environmental impact share equally in determining the endurance of an object. Commitment to the highest standards of sustainability is essential to us. Because we must.